Copyright refers to the exclusive rights given to owners of original works such as literature, artistic works, communication works (eg, broadcasts) films and sound recordings.
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Consultation on the Issues Paper 'Review of the Copyright Act 1994'.
This page provides information about copyright protection in New Zealand including what works qualify, how to protect your copyright and exclusive rights given by copyright.
The Government agreed that within 5 years of the enactment of the Copyright (New Technologies) Amendment Act 2008, the Copyright Act 1994 would be reviewed to assess its effectiveness for digital technology.
The Government is reviewing the Copyright Act 1994. In November 2018, we released an Issues Paper for the review, which was the first stage of public consultation on the copyright regime. Consultation closed on 5 April 2019.
To support and affirm what we have heard from people throughout our region we have created a ‘Data Snapshot’ document comprised of quantitative data and further supplementary qualitative data. We have also given a progress update on existing actions from our 2022 Regional Workforce Plan (RWP).
The Marrakesh Treaty aims to help people who are blind, visually impaired or otherwise print-disabled have access to books and other literary works in accessible formats.
New Zealand is party to various international copyright agreements that set out minimum standards of protection for copyright.
Our current Marlborough RSLG members
If you own intellectual property, you are responsible for monitoring the way it is used and protecting it against infringement.